Joint Institutes' Postdoctoral Positions
The seven NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes announce the creation of
30 new postdoctoral positions.
The positions are intended for recent
recipients of a PhD in the mathematical sciences from a US university
(PhD 2004 or later)
who have been unsuccessful in the current job market.
Each postdoc will be affiliated with one of the Math Institutes.
In addition to research, the position may involve
teaching or other responsibilities. The specific activities vary by institute
and are described more fully
in the application instructions.
Most appointments will be for two years, with a starting date as early as
August 2009. Salaries are competitive and a travel allowance is included.
Successful applicants will have an opportunity to participate
in a Job Skills Workshop in December, 2009, relating to the academic job search
and interview process.
Applications are due by April 10; it is anticipated that the first round
of offers will be made by April 15, pending anticipated funding from
Applicants are required to submit standard application materials at
MathJobs.Org (choose the Postdoc postition
for the employer "Mathematics Institutes") and also submit a
separate letter of interest using the Math Institutes online form.
Your letter of interest must explain the current status of your job search
and indicate your reasons for being interested in an Institutes Postdoc.
On the application form
you will be asked to indicate which institute(s) you
want to consider your application.
You may select as many Institutes as you wish, but
some Institutes require additional information, as described below.
Details of each Institute's postdoctoral positions
There is a common application process for the Institutes' Postdocs, but the
exact nature of the positions varies between institutes.
Postdocs will have a research mentor from the AIM staff or the
Stanford University math department.
There will be teaching responsibilities at a
local institution of higher education.
||The School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) will
offer postdoctoral positions which will be jointly mentored by a host
university and the faculty at IAS. It would be helpful if the applicant
could identify a host university and a faculty member at the Institute whose
expertise matched their research interests. Postdoctoral members will be
invited to make occasional visits to IAS to report on their research.
Depending upon the host institution, there may be some light teaching
||IMA offers two types of postdoctoral appointments: (i) New Directions Postdocs and (ii)
Postdoctoral Industrial Internships. New Directions Postdocs are candidates who are
interested in participating in the 2009-10 Annual Program but do not have prior
experience in the field. Postdoctoral Industrial Internships place successful
candidates in one of IMA's partner corporations.
Mentoring will be provided in either
position. Please read further instructions on the IMA Institutes Postdoc page
before filling out the application form.
||IPAM will hire postdoctoral researchers and place them in a research group in
academia, industry or a government lab.
We will give some priority to projects that are
interdisciplinary. Please describe your field of interest. As an
option, you may also state a research group of interest to you.
For further information see the IPAM
||Indicate any special interest in either of the next two MBI emphasis years:
2009-10: Molecular Interactions within the Cell: Network, Scale, and Complexity
2010-11: Evolution, Synchronization, and Environmental Interactions: Insights from Plants and Insects
Postdocs will be based at MSRI Academic
Sponsoring Institutions or other appropriate universities.
Applicants should identify a potential mentor and mentoring institution. Depending upon the host institution, there may be some light teaching responsibilities.
||Applicants who only wish to be considered by SAMSI, and who have applied at the SAMSI
postdoctoral site, need not submit an application to MathJobs.org. In your letter of
interest, please indicate any special interest in the following four SAMSI programs:
|2009-10:|| a) Space-Time Analysis for Environmental Mapping, Epidemiology and Climate
|b) Stochastic Dynamics|
|2010-11: ||a) Analysis of Object-Oriented Data|
| b) Complex Networks|